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NRA targets Jones’ vote in new TV ad

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The National Rifle Association has launched a TV ad campaign targeting Alabama Sen. Doug Jones over the Supreme Court nomination.

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The spot puts the future of gun rights in stark terms and urges those who support the 2nd Amendment to call Jones and urge him to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

A narrator reads:

Four liberal justices oppose your right to self-defense. Four justices support your right to self-defense.

President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh to break the tie.

Your right to self-defense depends on this vote.

Tell Senator Jones: defend our right to self-defense, confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

It’s part of a multi-state and national advertising campaign. Other states include North Dakota (Heitkamp), Alaska (Murkowski), Indiana (Donnelly), and West Virginia (Manchin).

Like Alabama, those are states with gun-loving populations.

Jones recently told Alabama Daily News that he is “not worried about the ads” and that outside groups like the NRA “are really wasting their money.”

The Judicial Crisis Network is also running television and radio ads aimed to ramp up the pressure on Jones and other possible swing votes. The group released a public opinion survey that showed Alabama voters favored confirming Kavanaugh by a 54 to 32 percent margin.

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